Batteries

The lead-acid battery chemistry segment led the Battery Recycling Market in 2016 and is projected to be the fastest-growing segment by 2022, according to new data by Markets and Markets. The...
Aqua goes on to say: ‘Together, we believe that we have the potential to significantly advance the performance and cycle life of lead-acid battery chemistry in an easily-recycled product....
Nyrstar's site will accept a wide range of electronic products such as photovoltaic cells from roof solar panels, alkaline batteries, printed computer circuit boards, cathode ray tubes, mobile phones...
The innovative mass-producible, bead-milling method yields nanoflakes with an ‘extremely small thickness’ of 15-17 nm and a diameter of 0.2-1 μm, according to researchers....
Over 200 international experts from industry, authorities and academia will discuss, among other topics: global safety issues relating to lithium primary and lithium rechargeable batteries; energy...
Despite a reduction in the weight maximum of portable lead-acid batteries from 10 kg to 4 kg, recycling results remain ‘heavily over-reliant’ on their collection, G&P Batteries argues...
The innovative hydrometallurgical approach has recovered both metals in laboratory-scale tests from standard lithium batteries with ‘reasonable efficiency’, according to Ataur Rahman of...
Aqua Metals commissioned its first AquaRefinery at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center in Nevada last year and is now in the process of scaling up the facility. It also signed a strategic partnership...
Eco-Bat and Recylex benefited from a reduction in their fines to, respectively, Euro 32.712 million and Euro 26.739 million for their co-operation with the Commission’s investigation whereas...
The ‘robust’ upsurge represents a compound annual growth rate in revenue of 11.6% by 2024. In terms of volume, the market is slated to rise at a compound annual growth rate of 7.8% -...
This major environmental achievement marks the 20th consecutive year of increased collections by Call2Recycle, contributing to the 129 million pounds (58 500 tonnes) of batteries diverted from...
The value of the global e-scrap recycling market will climb to US$ 34.32 billion by 2022. On a side note, as much as 50 million tonnes of e-scrap is generated annually around the world. International...
The high level of competition among established battery manufacturers for recycling is said to be indicative of the rising adoption and provision of battery recycling. Although battery recycling...
The EU Commission will have until August 2017 to decide what it will do with the recommendations made by these studies and whether this advice will lead to changes in ELV legislation. In other news,...
AquaRefining uses an entirely reusable water-based technology to produce ingots of ultrapure lead. Through its own on-site assay, Aqua Metals has verified that the lead produced in the AquaRefining...
‘This summer, the Netherlands witnessed its first lethal e-car accident when a Tesla vehicle crashed against a tree in Baarn at over 155k/m per hour,’ Van Peperzeel noted. The impact...
Around 6.7 billion batteries were sold into US markets in 2014, weighing 242.7 million kilograms, said a new report commissioned by North American battery collection scheme Call2Recycle, which...
According to Stengs, it was still unclear who ought to be 'punished' for failure to meet the EU's mandatory 45% collection target by the end of this year. 'Instead of offering transparency about each...
The decline is attributed to ‘the continued pursuit of the selective purchasing strategy for materials for recycling’ which is intended to ‘restore margins in the segment’...
‘We may be a small country but our densely-populated nation of 6.5 million inhabitants generates 70 kg of household waste per capita per year,’ said Bracke, who is from the OVAM public...
It is ‘critical’ for people to become more involved with recycling if Ireland is to meet the EU’s mandatory 45% recycling target for all batteries sold by the end of this year....
The unusual project has seen the research team dismantle the batteries and pulverise the cathodes before exposing the remaining pulp to the fungus. ‘Fungi naturally generate organic acids, and...
This year, recycling dedication from retailers grew 17%, while support from municipalities was up 147%. The growing commitment resulted in the collection of almost 2.5 million pounds worth of...
Seven member states achieved the mandatory 45% target, namely Slovakia (66%), Luxembourg (65%), Sweden (59%), Belgium (55%), Austria (54%), Finland (46%) and Bulgaria (45%). Both Denmark and Germany...
Hybrid cars accounted for 27% of Honda’s domestic sales in fiscal year 2015. More than 4.6 million hybrids were on Japanese roads as of March last year, representing approximately 8% of all...
In sub-Saharan countries in particular, ‘unsound’ recycling practices are said to cause severe and even fatal lead poisoning among people working in and living around small and industrial...
Police in Fife, Scotland, have reported that 63 batteries were stolen from recycling centres and construction sites in the first two weeks of April, while another investigation is under way to trace...
The new ZCell battery is 'unique' as it does not use lithium – it is based on a zinc-bromide solution – and can store 10kWh of electricity. 'The active parts are plastic, aluminium and...
The 17 rare-earth elements support more than US$ 329 billion of economic output in North America, according to the American Chemistry Council, and the United States Geological Survey expects...
A total of 7.1 million pounds (3200 tonnes) of batteries was collected in the USA last year, with the Great Lakes states and mountain regions seeing the most growth at, respectively, 12% and 11%....

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